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Some influential views on emergence:
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*[http://robotics.cs.tamu.edu/dshell/cs689/papers/anderson72more_is_different.pdf "More is Different"] (P.W. Anderson)
 
*[http://robotics.cs.tamu.edu/dshell/cs689/papers/anderson72more_is_different.pdf "More is Different"] (P.W. Anderson)
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*[http://www.jstor.org/stable/2216138 Weak Emergence] (M. Bedau)
 
*[http://www.jstor.org/stable/2216138 Weak Emergence] (M. Bedau)
  
Background concepts, tools and techniques:
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Many different fields stumble across similar sets of issues raised by emergent phenomena; browse through these below as you like, following in greater depth those that fit your skill set and interests.
  
*[http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PR/v106/i4/p620_1 Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics] (E.T. Jaynes; technical paper. The foundation of Maximum Entropy methods, that show how to extend thermodynamic analogies to non-physical systems and inference problems.)
 
 
*[http://rmp.aps.org/abstract/RMP/v71/i2/pS358_1 Scaling, Universality, and Renormalization: Three pillars of modern critical phenomena] (E. Stanley; physics-centric, but not too painful.)
 
*[http://rmp.aps.org/abstract/RMP/v71/i2/pS358_1 Scaling, Universality, and Renormalization: Three pillars of modern critical phenomena] (E. Stanley; physics-centric, but not too painful.)
 
*[http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/93/ Effective Field Theories, Reductionism and Scientific Explanation] (S. Hartmann; a philosopher of science looks in detail at the methods of Effective ''Field'' Theories in Quantum Fields, a case study for many of the concepts that will appear during the module.)
 
*[http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/93/ Effective Field Theories, Reductionism and Scientific Explanation] (S. Hartmann; a philosopher of science looks in detail at the methods of Effective ''Field'' Theories in Quantum Fields, a case study for many of the concepts that will appear during the module.)
 
*[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/supervenience/ Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Supervenience] (a useful concept to keep in mind when thinking about higher-level, or emergent, properties in a system.)
 
*[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/supervenience/ Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Supervenience] (a useful concept to keep in mind when thinking about higher-level, or emergent, properties in a system.)
 
*[http://santafe.edu/~simon/levels_of_selection_wilson.pdf Levels of Selection: An Alternative to Individualism in the Biological and Social Sciences] (David Sloan Wilson; a nice example of the importance of levels thinking, and how aggregate properties and laws arise.)
 
*[http://santafe.edu/~simon/levels_of_selection_wilson.pdf Levels of Selection: An Alternative to Individualism in the Biological and Social Sciences] (David Sloan Wilson; a nice example of the importance of levels thinking, and how aggregate properties and laws arise.)
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*[http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PR/v106/i4/p620_1 Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics] (E.T. Jaynes; technical paper. The foundation of Maximum Entropy methods, that show how to extend thermodynamic analogies to non-physical systems and inference problems.)
  
 
===Iain Couzin===
 
===Iain Couzin===

Revision as of 23:08, 21 June 2011

Complex Systems Summer School 2011 Modules

Organized by Simon DeDeo and James O'Dwyer


Readings

Simon DeDeo

Some influential views on emergence

Background concepts, tools and techniques

Many different fields stumble across similar sets of issues raised by emergent phenomena; browse through these below as you like, following in greater depth those that fit your skill set and interests.

Useful, but not directly related

Iain Couzin

(Content from the 2009/2010 Wikis)